# Prime Time

Essential Questions:
• In what way are prime numbers the foundation of all arithmetic?
• What are prime numbers and how are they different from composite numbers?
• How can prime numbers be used to help with calculating Least Common Multiple and Greatest Common Factors
Content:
• The Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic
• Prime numbers vs. Composite Numbers
• Square numbers
• Perfect numbers
• Abundant numbers vs. Deficient Numbers
• How Venn diagrams communicate information
• Proper Factors vs. Factors
• Prime Factorization
• Positive Exponents
• Even vs. Odd Numbers
• Definition of product, multiple, factor, divisor
Skills and Processes:
• Calculate Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
• Calculate Least Common Multiple (LCM)
• Use Venn Diagrams to determine GCF and LCM
• Use the rectangle method and rainbow method to factor numbers
• Use trees and upside-down cakes to find prime factorization
• Solve story problems requiring GCF and LCM; recognize what type of situation demands the calculation of one of these
• Use exponents in prime factorization
Assessment:
• Favorite Number Forever (FNF) Project
• Written Test
• Locker Problem, Mystery Numbers, Product Mazes, puzzles, games and story problems
Resources:

Prime Time - Connected Math/MSU

Multicultural Dimension:

Famous people and historical events from around the world.

Integrated Learning:
• Historical events (Humanities) that happened in the same year as each student's FNF
• Contributions of famous people (Humanities) who were born on the same day as each student's FNF
• Atomic Elements (Science) with the same number as each student's FNF
• Shakespearean sonnets (English) with the same number as each student's FNF
• Visual display (Art) created for each students's FNF
• Famous athletes (PE) whose jersey number is the same number as each student's FNF
• Be able to pronounce and write your FNF in a foreign language.